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Retail Packaging

Keep your customer’s purchases safe and sound with Macfarlane Packaging Online’s range of retail ready packaging at truly affordable trade prices.

Choose from gift boxes, counter bags, paper carrier bags, and so much more.

Whatever type of retail business you are in, Macfarlane Packaging Online stock a comprehensive and inexpensive range of retail packaging to ensure your customers purchase arrives in perfect condition every time, whilst helping your brand stand out from the crowd.

Choose from a range of gift boxes, retail bags, paper carrier bags, counter bags, film fronted bags, tissue paper and decorative wrap, all carefully selected by the Macfarlane’s team of buyers to suit every retail situation perfectly.

Present your business professionally

Present your customers with a professional image of your  business, by packaging their purchases well, protecting them and leaving a positive impression as they arrive on the doorstep. Macfarlane Packaging’s 60 years’ experience in supplying packaging solutions across Europe, has resulted in a truly extensive range available online at the click of a button with speedy next day delivery.

Choose from a variety of paper carriers. From counter bags, cello bags and gift boxes, retailers are spoilt for choice and are able to create original combinations to suit their brand style and make a memorable impression.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Corrugated cardboard boxes are made of various layers of cardboard glued together. The corrugated or wavy pattern of inside the layer of cardboard is called fluting. There are different types of fluting, and it gives corrugated cardboard its different strength and performance properties.

The most basic corrugated cardboard box is a single wall box. This is when a single layer of corrugated material is sandwiched between two flat layers of cardboard. Single wall boxes.

A double wall cardboard box has two layers of corrugated material or fluting. You can also get triple wall boxes, which are extra heavy duty.

You might also be interested to learn that Macfarlane’s stock single wall boxes and double wall boxes are both made with FSC® sourced materials and contain high levels of recycled content.

To learn more about cardboard boxes, click here to read our cardboard boxes essential guide!

Yes! Macfarlane Packaging can help you with any sort of custom packaging you need, including printed cardboard boxes. We can print packing boxes with your branding, logo, or messaging. We can also help you with retail packaging like gift boxes and shelf-ready packaging, as well as ecommerce packaging and transit packaging. Click here to learn more about custom cardboard boxes.

In addition to custom printed cardboard boxes, we can also help you design boxes that are a specific size or shape, or even with specialist fittings if you need extra protection for your products.

We believe that packaging has an important role to play in product protection but must be designed and used properly to minimise the impact on the environment.

That’s why all our stock cardboard boxes contain recycled content and can be recycled. For example, our single wall cardboard boxes contain 90% recycled content, and our double wall cardboard boxes contain 100% recycled material.

In fact, all our catalogue products are assigned an Environmental Impact Rating so you can make an informed choice about your packaging. Click here to request a catalogue to see the ratings for yourself. We also have a new sustainable packaging specialogue, that shows our complete sustainable packaging range. Click here to download a copy today.

Yes, all cardboard boxes are recyclable. And since they are easy to recycle, cardboard boxes are a great eco-friendly packaging option.

Most local authorities will collect cardboard boxes at the kerbside. However, you should remember that you should remove plastic packing tape and staples before recycling cardboard boxes, as they can contaminate the waste stream. For a simple guide to recycling cardboard boxes and other popular packaging materials, click here to read more about how to recycle your packaging.

Going the extra packaging mile

Macfarlane Packaging Online’s range of tissue paper can add that extra bit of personalisation to your customer’s buying experience, showing that you care about the purchase as you wrap it to protect it.  While the extensive range of film fronted bags, ideal for sandwiches, rolls and wraps, means that your customer knows exactly what they have purchased as the convenient film window allows them to see into the package.

Speed up your customers at the checkout

Nothing puts off a potential sale that a lengthy line at the checkout. Having a range of different sized carrier bags and counter bags to hand at the checkout assures your customers are processed efficiently and effectively without delays caused by employees scratching around to find the right sized bag.

Browse our huge online catalogue of Retail Packaging and don’t hesitate to contact the Macfarlane Packaging Online team for any additional support required.


Type of Cardboard Box

Stock Sizes Available  

Approx. Load Guide (kg)  

Recycled Content


Singe wall cardboard boxes

76 x 76 x 127 mmup to765 x 255 x 160 mm 2 to 15kg depending on size of the box 90% Use single wall cardboard boxes for lighter items. Great for ecommerce packaging or industrial uses.

Double wall cardboard boxes

229 x 152 x 152 mmup to914 x 610 x 254 mm 5 to 30kg depending on the size of the box 100% Double wall boxes provide robust protection and are suitable for heavier items, as moving boxes or for storage.

Euro modular boxes

286 x 252 x 305 mmup to586 x 386 x 305 mm Up to 30kg 75% Euro modular boxes are designed to stack on uniformly on standard Euro pallets

Ecommerce boxes

182 x 111 x 60 mmup to460 x 370 x 85 mm Up to 5kg Up to 100% depending on the product. See our catalogue for more details. Our ecommerce packaging range includes cardboard boxes for quick dispatch I internet retail environments. Perfect for posting and most don’t need packing tape.

Pallet boxes and export boxes

770 x 570 x 660 mmup to1070 x 870 x 900 mm Up to 200kg if palletised 60% Pallet boxes, palletised containers and export boxes are great for shipping heavy goods around the world.

Postal boxes

125 x 115 x 115 mmup to525 x 385 x 80 mm Up to 5kg Up to 100% depending on the product. See our catalogue for more details. Perfect for sending items trough the post, our postal boxes are designed for easy shipping and come in a wide range of Royal Mai compliant sizes

Bottle boxes

115 x 115 x 365 mmup to445 x 420 x 370 mm
Packs for one, two, three, six and 12 bottles available.
2 to 15kg depending on size of the box 66% Macfarlane Packaging’s bottle box range is perfect for shipping and safeguarding bottles of wine, beer, spirits, and other beverages.

Archive and storage boxes

405 x 323 x 254 mm Up to 15kg 66% Archive boxes are sturdy and have a hinged lid for easy closure. Great for storage.


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